The development of modern district energy is one of the least-cost and most efficient solutions in reducing emissions and primary energy demand in cities. Local governments have a key role to play in this transformation. The Global District Energy in Cities Initiative provides capacity building and technical assistance to local governments and their partners to develop enabling policies, address barriers, unlock investment and scale-up modern district energy in cities. This initiative includes both district heating and district cooling systems.
Over 25 cities worldwide have joined the initiative, and both champion and learning cities are invited to join. Tells us how you would like to engage and benefit from the Global District Energy in Cities Initiative by filling-in this questionnaire.
February 2017, time and date to be announced
Making the business case for district energy
Agenda: Factors to consider and level of depth needed. Checklist for improving the business case. Process overview and next steps. District heating and district cooling examples are provided and their interconnection explored.
April 2017, time and date to be announced
District energy: business models and financial structuring
Agenda: Business models, financial structuring and business development. Examples from wholly public to public-private partnerships are explored.